No one in their right mind would want to go there unless they had to. Nope, it is not a hot flash, no sir. I probably just have too many clothes on or something.
The chatter continued within, a big jumble of anxious circular rationalizations. "I am still having a regular period, nothing changing there. Of course I'm not exactly tracking my periods. But I'm sure small fluctuations in the monthly routine doesn't really mean anything. Having periods proves that I'm not having hot flashes per se. Hot flashes happen to menopausal women, which I am definitely not since my period still comes. This body heat thing is something else, like I'm just getting used to the springtime weather changes. It is getting much warmer nowadays. Isn't it?"
In the back of my mind I was not so confident. I was wary and preoccupied, but for the most part continued discounting what my body was telling me. I was in denial and remained ignorant. Meanwhile my body continued right along with its natural progression, the intensity increasing.